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Monahans Dock break guide

Monahans Dock Surf Guide

Monahans Dock in Rhode Island is a sheltered reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Monahans Dock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Monahans Dock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Monahans Dock occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Monahans Dock (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Monahans Dock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Monahans Dock surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Monahans Dock is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Monahans Dock is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Monahans Dock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 14:23 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 4 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross on cross-

Swell History at Monahans Dock

Surf stats for Monahans Dock, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Monahans Dock

Wind stats for Monahans Dock, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Monahans Dock Reviews:

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Z Alurs from United States
“First surfed it Hurricane Leo, 1975. Crowded and drop-ins from Peter Pistachio crew and Dave Levinhead; waited hr and got a wide-swinging 10 feet eastern pk that snuck by; barelled all the way past jetty. It's heavy because of terrible manners of surfers there and rip. Winter fewer and better crowd; Can imagine it can hold bigger than 10 feet, but short shelf stops it. Better to sneak around corner to south breaks of Rincon and others.Forget the longboard and SUP crap!”

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